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CGI Magazine Covers Planet of the Apes FX Work

by malducin

FX writer Kevin H. Martin strikes back with a new article about the FX work in Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes for CGI magazine. And unlike most Apes, coverage this one concentrates on ILM's work.

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ILMfan Reopens

by malducin

After being down for about 6 weeks, the main ILMfan page goes back online. The site has been revamped, not only with a new look (albeit similar to the previous one), but new features have been added and the backend has been updated. Be sure to read this report on what the new features are, what is missing and upcoming, and also some of the news items that were pending as there is some good information there.

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RenderMan Repository Updates on ILM's Stupid RAT Tricks Presentation

by malducin

The RenderMan Repository, one of the best resources for all things RenderMan, was updated about a month ago with content from the Stupid RAT Tricks event that took place at the RenderMan users group meeting during SIGGRAPH 2001. It now has a Powerpoint presentation of ILM's own Christophe Hery on Local Bounce Lighting in Surface Shaders.

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ILMCP Work Showed on Animal Planet

by malducin

Over Thanksgiving Animal Planet had a show of how animals are used in film and commercials. ILMCP worked on the Colts vs. Lions Gatorade commercial.

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VES 2002 Festival Preview

by malducin

The Visual Effects Society has updated both their website and the specific one for the VES Visual FX Festival 2002. The festival will take place in San Rafael, CA (current home of ILM), as was announced during the past festival, from June 14 till June 16.

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Mary Beth Haggerty (ILMCP) Speaks in San Antonio

by malducin

CG Supervisor Mary Beth Haggerty will be the featured speaker this month at the San Antonio SIGGRAPH chapter. She works mainly at ILMCP but has worked on several notable ILM film projects including Episode 1. An her bio lists her as TD for Episode 2, probably the first non-supervisor position announced for the movie.

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CIO Article on ILM and Linux

by malducin

A small article on CIO (Chief Information Officer) magazine has appeared that mentions ILM continuing move to Linux and they seem they are going to replace a lot of machines.

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Alex Lindsay Teaches Lightsaber on TechTV

by malducin

Alex Lindsay, ex-ILMer and founder of dvGarage, returns to the Screensavers show at TechTV to demonstrate how lightsaber FX can be done with off the shelf tools. A good piece for all those novice and fan film makers. The online article about that show includes a video of the segment which might be hilarious to some in more than one way.

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Review: Harry Potter and Forbidden Love Trailer

by malducin

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is based on the first children fantasy novel from J.K. Rowling about an orphaned boy wizard who is suddenly thrust into an alternate world where magic and wizards exist. It also has the distinction of having the third Star Wars Episode II trailer attached to it.

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Interview with Ed Kramer Online

by malducin

Post magazine has a brand new article interviewing ILM Sequence Supervisor Ed Kramer, not only an ILM veteran but also CG veteran, having worked on the old Scanimate, for Kleiser-Walczak, Douglas Trumbull, and NASA among other places. In this article Ed Kramer talks about his career, his recent work at ILM and what the future of CG and FX might be.

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Hollywood Reporter FX Issue Out

by malducin

The Hollywood Reporter has come out with its end of the year FX issue discussing films that have good potential to be nominated for this year's Visual FX Academy Award.

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ILM at San Francisco's Maya User Group

by malducin

Marcus Stokes, TD at ILMCP, will speak at the San Francisco Maya Users Group this coming November 12. Also presenting will be a representative from Pixar. As can be expected, he will talk about how Maya is used ay ILMCP.

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Article on ILM Commercial Productions Work

by malducin

Film and Video magazine has posted a new article regarding some of the latest spots created by ILM's Commercial Productions department for XM Satellite Radio.

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Anne Marie Polland Dies

by malducin

The San Francisco Gate has reported today that Anne Marie Polland has passed away. She was a costume maker at ILM and worked on the original trilogy. She was 54. She is survived by one sister and two brothers. Our condolences to her family and friends.

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ET and AI DVD Info

by malducin

A new editorial at BGM Online confirms with pictures that the E.T. Special Edition re-release will remove all guns from the film via digital means. But on the other side of the scale it seems that the eventual release of the AI DVD/video will leave in the Twin Towers.

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Review: Mystery Episode 2 Trailer

by malducin

The second trailer for Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones made its debut with the Star Wars Episode I DVD which contains many new shots displaying ILM's work.

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HotDog Magazine to Report on Star Wars FX

by malducin

Kevin H. Martin, FX writer extraordinaire and once longtime Cinefex writer, has informed me that British film magazine HotDog has a an article about the story of the FX for the original Star Wars. He also wrote a similar piece for the Cinefex ILM 20th Anniversary issue.

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Review: Monsters Inc. and Breathing Teaser

by malducin

The first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones premiered in front of Pixar's Monster Inc. This is our first good look at ILM's work on the film.

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Hulk to Be All Digital Via ILM?

by malducin

Recently there has been a lot of confusion about how the Hulk will be brought to the big screen. The latest report now changes earlier reports saying that the creature will be done all CG by ILM.

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ILM to Work on Michael Jackson New Video

by malducin

Seems like ILM is set to work on Michael Jackson's "Unbreakable" video, which is described to be a short film, much like "Thriller" was.

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